The Real Reason Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Divorced

The Brangelina split will always be remembered as one of the most heartbreaking Hollywood events that unfolded in 2016. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie getting divorced came as a surprise because they represented what relationship and family goals should be, or so it seemed. They dated for several years and even went on to raise a family before finally getting married in 2014 only to split two years after.

Subsequently, the two, who were once the ‘it couple’ of Hollywood, got embroidered in a messy divorce battle that had many wondering how they got there. Take a tour down the Brangelina timeline and the issues that may have caused their epic split.

Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie’s Relationship Timeline

They met on the set of 2005 film Mr. and Mrs. Smith, in which they played the main roles as a married couple. The chemistry between the onscreen couple was undeniable and it went beyond the screen, though Pitt was still married to Jennifer Aniston at the time. Though they didn’t admit to starting a relationship at this point, Jolie later opened up in an interview that they actually fell in love during the filming of the spy comedy in 2004.

By January 2005, Aniston and Pitt announced their separation after five years of marriage, Divorce proceeding began shortly, on the grounds of irreconcilable differences. While he was still legally married to Aniston, Pitt and Jolie went on a vacation in Kenya, alongside Jolie’s first adopted child, Maddox, who was three at the time.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie later went public with their relationship. They got engaged in April 2012 and in August 2014, they got married in a private wedding ceremony. Twelve years down their relationship, they became parents to six children – Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne. The last three are their only biological kids while they rest were adopted from different parts of the world.

Sadly, just a little over two years after their wedding, the couple started having issues that couldn’t be resolved. Jolie filed for divorce on the grounds of irreconcilable differences, seeking physical custody of the kids while Pitt gets to visit.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's Divorce
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie With Their Kids: Image Source

Why Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie’s Divorce Happened

  • They Are Worlds Apart

They may have appeared picture-perfect but these two actually love and see things in very different ways. While Jolie’s priorities lie with humanitarian works that take her away from the hustle and bustle of Tinseltown, Pitt still enjoys being Hollywood’s heartthrob.

  • They Had Different Ideas On How To Raise Their Kids

Conflicting ideas on parenting drove an arrow through their relationship. Though they have both acknowledged each other as good parents, Brad and Angelina prefer different styles when it comes to taking care of their children. Jolie is the soft one while Brad takes the part of a strict parent. He blames his upbringing for his parenting style. In the events that led up to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce, he allegedly had an altercation with Maddox on a private jet and it culminated in physical abuse.

  • Brad’s Substance Abuse Played A Part

The Hollywood golden boy used to be hard on booze and also smoked a lot of pot. Though he quit smoking when he became a family man, the alcohol stayed and this constituted a lot of problems in his marriage. He loved to drink so much that he owns a winery. This habit contributed to Joile’s decision to end her marriage with him. Considering she has battled substance abuse in the past, the actress knows the risk of being around someone like that, besides, it wasn’t good for the kids. However, Brad has received help and in his sobriety, he now drinks cranberry juice and fizzy water to allay his thirst.

  • Cheating Woes

Tabloid dirt dug up on Brad alleged that he hooked up with Allied co-star Marion Cotillard but the rumor didn’t hold much water as the actress denied any link to him. Again, there were claims that he was getting busy with Russian callgirls and Jolie found out. Though these claims were not confirmed, they contributed to the strain that spoiled their relationship.

Read Also: The Real Reason Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting’s Marriage Lasted Only 21 Months

  • She Didn’t Like The Company He Keeps

Jolie doesn’t keep many friends but Pitt, on the other hand, has a lot of them. She particularly disliked his
association with actor Edward Norton.

  • Karma?

Jennifer Aniston may have a lot to say in this regard.


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